Chapter 3. The Debate over Knowledge in Community Psychology: Dissatisfaction with Existing Research Methods

  1. Jim Orford Professor Emeritus Head

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773154.ch3

Community Psychology: Challenges, Controversies and Emerging Consensus

Community Psychology: Challenges, Controversies and Emerging Consensus

How to Cite

Orford, J. (2008) The Debate over Knowledge in Community Psychology: Dissatisfaction with Existing Research Methods, in Community Psychology: Challenges, Controversies and Emerging Consensus, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470773154.ch3

Author Information

  1. School of Psychology, The University of Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 11 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470855935

Online ISBN: 9780470773154

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Keywords:

  • community psychology;
  • structural equation modelling and path analysis;
  • geographic information systems (GIS);
  • methodological pluralism;
  • phenomenological analysis;
  • Internal validity and External validity;
  • humanistic psychology;
  • multi-culturalism;
  • community health psychology or public health psychology;
  • ethnographic methods and document analysis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Support for qualitative research

  • Participatory and action research

  • Negotiating the community psychology researcher's role

  • What kind of science is community psychology?